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Sequoia Grove

Winery Nestled Among Sequoia Trees in Napa Valley, CA

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Napa Valley & Sonoma Wine Tasting Tours


Sequoia Grove winery and treesSequoia Grove was founded in 1978, when Jim Allen purchased 22 acres in Rutherford.
He converted the 19th century barn into a winery and set about planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and other Bordeaux varietals.
After producing its first Cabernet Sauvignon in 1980, Sequoia Grove became widely known for its “Old World” approach to winemaking and garnered many awards.
Sequoia Grove wine bottle display in the wineryWhen he retired early this century, Allen sold the winery to the Kobrand Corporation (whose other Napa wineries include Benziger, Cakebread, and Domaine Carneros).
As you approach the winery you’ll drive past the estate vineyard. The tasting room is located in the property’s original 1860 barn, which has been beautifully renovated on the inside.
Almost everything you’ll see in the Sequoia Grove is made of wood, which—combined with the natural lighting from the skylight—creates a warm and inviting glow throughout. The remarkable bar is made from a single piece of wood.

Fascinating Fact:

Sequoia Grove winery tasting roomEarly in Sequoia Grove’s history, Jim Allen learned about winemaking from legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff. A young Sequoia employee at the time, Michael Trujillo, soaked in the same lessons. Today Trujillo is the winery’s Director of Winemaking and President.
Amenities: Wine Club, Picnic Area, Pairings and Winery Tours (appointments needed)
Founded: 1978
Signature Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rebellious (red wine blend), Rosé
Wine Tasting: Basic, no appointment needed
Hours: Daily, 10:30–5
Sequoia Grove
8338 St. Helena Highway
Napa, CA 94558

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Suzie Rodriguez writes about travel, food, and wine from her home in the wine-country town of Sonoma, California. You can follow her travels and musings at The Culinary Gadabout.

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